Friday, September 12, 2014
Review: Her Perfect Game by Shannyn Schroeder
*Her Perfect Game is book 2 in the Hot & Nerdy novella trilogy*
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Release: October 27th, 2014
Charlie Castle is an expert archer and a fierce warrior—in her favorite video game, anyway. But college life was a program she couldn't quite master. To land a cybertech job without a degree, she's entering a "hackfest" over spring break—where she also hopes to meet the sweet gamer who's been flirting with her online. Instead, she runs into the hot guy who walked away years ago, and can't fight the desire that comes rushing back.
Jonah Best has never gotten over Charlie, whose kisses were always as deliciously creative as her coding. But now that they're face to face again, he doesn't know how to admit that her online admirer is really him—or how to convince her that he's offering her a job for her incredible skills, not her sex appeal. Can Jonah cut through their communication glitches and persuade Charlie that the next level up for them should be forever?
I liked the gaming aspect of Her Perfect Game, it's something different and gave us a glimpse into the video gaming and hacking world. Also, I like what Shannyn is doing with her female characters of the Hot & Nerdy novella trilogy. How often do we get to read about video game playing, Star Wars loving, scientist type girls? Not often, and on top of all that they are witty and attractive. What guy wouldn't fall for that? But the thing about novellas is that they often leave me unfulfilled. I thought that maybe since this was part of a trilogy I'd get a little more out of it, but not so far. I liked Her Perfect Game just fine, but I didn't love it.
Poor Charlie, she's very talented and hones her skills with computers, but a tragic experience in college left her a little lost. Jonah leaving doesn't help, and don't get me started on how cowardly that was, but the good thing is that he realizes his mistakes and is ready to make it up to Charlie. There's a little back and forth between the two, but not enough to leave the reader frustrated. And again, just like Her Best Shot, this book ended abruptly. And what's with everyone being in Vegas? I have a feeling Felicity, who is in the third book, has something to do with this. I'm hoping that Her Winning Formula, the last book, sums everything up and does end with me saying, "Seriously, that's it?"
Written Revelry gives Her Perfect Game 3 out of 5.